William Stubbs has worked to bring about change to advance student outcomes as a teacher, administrator and systems leader. He sees his role as a change agent. A graduate of Shaw University (2002) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008), Stubbs has benefited from several fellowships, leadership development programs and formally training in educational leadership. He is a Teach for America (2002- Eastern North Carolina) corps member, where he developed a greater passion for urban education, closing the academic achievement gap and empowering marginalized communities.
During his years as classroom teacher, Stubbs was successful in improving student achievement scores and developing mentoring opportunities for African American male students.
As an assistant principal, he was similarly successful in making contributions to improve school culture, shifting student discipline practices from zero tolerance to restorative practices, initiating the integration of advanced placement courses and being recognized as the “New Mentor of the Year” as part of a district-wide mentoring program for African American male students.
As a principal, he assisted in transforming an alternative charter school to a traditional charter school and secured a charter renewal for an additional three years, while improving the school-wide test scores by 22%.
As an Oklahoma City Public Schools district leader, he led several task forces to change policies and practices related to equity, charter school authorizing and alternative education. This role afforded him the opportunity to serve on several advisory committees at the state level, to launch a district-wide initiative to recruit more African American male educators and create mentoring opportunities between minority male educators and minority male students, to oversee charter school renewals and operations, and to supervise a cluster of principals.
He is currently a Middle School Managing Director with Uplift Education, a large, high performing charter school network in North Texas. There he supervisors a cluster of schools in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. A list of his achievements and publications/presentations are below.
William Stubbs has been married to Keisa Stubbs for 14 years. The two have three daughters and reside in Dallas, Texas.